Jacksonville Jaguars Depth Chart
- AFC South
- TIAA Bank Field
- Head Coach
- Doug Marrone
- Offensive Coordinator
- Jay Gruden
- Defensive Coordinator
- Todd Wash
- Special Teams Coach
- Joe DeCamillis
- Defensive Scheme
Nothing has changed with Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue as we approach the July 15 deadline for franchise-tagged players to sign long-term contract extensions, according to a source. Ngakoue still desires a trade and doesn't have any immediate plans to sign the franchise tag. This is a situation that could bleed into training camp. The star pass-rusher could hold out for a deal, which would obviously be bad news for those targeting him as a low-end starting defensive lineman in IDP leagues. The Jaguars didn't receive any trade offers for him during the draft. The 25-year-old has become one of the best pass-rushers in the NFL in just four seasons, racking up 37.5 sacks and 122 combined tackles in 63 games for Jacksonville.
Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver D.J. Chark Jr. is one of only four wideouts since 2018 to have not dropped a catchable pass, according to Pro Football Focus. This was another welcome statistic for the 23-year-old who had a breakout year in 2019 by finishing with 73 receptions for just over 1,000 receiving yards and eight touchdowns. He was one of the most targeted players in the league and was undoubtedly a welcome addition to fantasy teams as a result of his late-round ADP heading into the season. Chark is the favorite to lead the team in receiving production once again by the end of the 2020 campaign but could struggle at times if quarterback Gardner Minshew III doesn't improve on his accuracy as a passer.
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette recently posted a video on his Instagram and Twitter pages showcasing his offseason workout regimen, which highlighted a focus on agility drills. Despite compiling a career-low three rushing touchdowns, the 25-year-old finished 2019 with a career-high 1,152 yards on the ground and 76 receptions, 18 more than he had during his previous two seasons in the league combined. While his regression as a scorer was concerning, Fournette was a productive force for fantasy managers last year, especially in PPR formats. With the arrival of Chris Thompson and the drafting of dual-threat Laviska Shenault Jr., he could see a slight reduction in attempts but will likely continue to serve as the team's workhorse in 2020 barring injury. Fournette is entering the final year of his rookie deal after the team declined his fifth-year option.
Jacksonville Jaguars defensive coordinator Todd Wash pumped the brakes on the team transitioning from a 4-3 defensive scheme to a 3-4 scheme this year. "We're not a true 3-4 or two-gap team," Wash said recently. "That's not how we're built up front or the size of our unit to do that." Versatility from the likes of Josh Allen, Yannick Ngakoue, Cassius Marsh, Aaron Lynch and K'Lavon Chaisson -- those who can play linebacker and defensive end -- will determine the team's scheme more than anything this year. It sounds like Wash wants a combination of the two different schemes in order to confuse opposing offenses. Jacksonville has been more of a one-gap defense in recent seasons, and that won't change significantly. Losing Calais Campbell in the trenches will hurt, but Jacksonville has the defensive personnel to withstand his loss. From a fantasy perspective, the Jaguars Defense can be left to the waiver wire to begin the season.
Jacksonville Jaguars rookie wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr., taken 42nd overall in the second round of the draft, aligned out wide on 107 snaps, in the slot on 75 snaps and in the backfield on 27 snaps at Colorado last year, per Pro Football Focus. Shenault had the most yards after the catch (1,060) among Pac-12 receivers since 2018. His versatility and physicality on the football field give him a lot of upside in the NFL, but he's also coming off core muscle surgery, so it's unclear how healthy he'll be in training camp and the preseason. The 21-year-old figures to rotate in with Chris Conley in three-receiver sets in his rookie season. In a run-first offense with Gardner Minshew II at the helm, Shenault doesn't project for huge Year 1 production.